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Animal Party Blowouts

Steps:6
Kids will love to play with these adorable animal-shaped blowouts inspired by characters in children's author Matthew Van Fleet's interactive book, "Heads." Make them for a children's birthday party, and when the event is over, send each little guest home with a brand-new toy.
Materials
  • Animal templates: Alligator color
  • Animal templates: Alligator (color or black and white), Elephant (color or black and white), Tiger (color or black and white)
  • Legal paper
  • Colored pencils or crayons (optional)
  • Spray adhesive, Twin-Tack or glue stick (optional)
  • Cardstock or manila folder (optional)
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Assembly template
  • Double-sided tape
  • Blowouts
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Baby Bloomers

Steps:12
Other Ideas:
Baby, Clothes, Kids, Sewing
Materials
  • Baby bloomers template
  • Scissors
  • Layout diagram
  • 1/2 yard of 45-inch wide, lightweight, woven, prewashed cotton
  • Fabric scissors
  • Water-soluble fabric-marking pen
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • All-purpose thread to match fabric
  • Pinking shears
  • Iron
  • Elastic thread
  • 1 yard of 3/4-inch waistband elastic
  • Large safety pin
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Sticker Easter Eggs How-To

Steps:2
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Daffodil Candy Cups

Steps:2
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Valentine's Day Treat Bags

Steps:2
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Leather Handbag

Steps:10
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Leather, Sewing
Give an old leather jacket from the back of your coat closet new life by turning it into a stylish everyday tote.
Materials
  • Craft paper or paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper or craft knife
  • Leather jacket
  • Sewing machine
  • Rotary cutter
  • Ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ruler tape
  • Dremel Stylus drill
  • Awl for All lockstitch sewing tool
  • Black waxed twine
  • Painter's tape
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Party Cup Garland and Game

Steps:6
Cleverly arranged -- and charmingly decorated -- cups become a festive happy birthday banner that doubles as a fun party game.
Materials
  • Happy birthday template
  • Post-it full-adhesive craft paper
  • Alphabet template
  • Scissors
  • Paper party cups
  • Paper party bags
  • Clothespins
  • Starburst punch
  • Seam binding or ribbon
  • Candy and/or small gifts
  • Ping-Pong balls
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Felt Cozy for Hot-Water Bottles

Steps:2
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